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  • Spacious park with large pitches 1km from Dwingelderveld National Park
  • Petting farm and indoor play area with trampolines and miniature golf
  • Indoor waterpark with waterslide, paddling pool and Jacuzzi corner

What a covered waterpark... and indoor play area... and undercover petting farm: you'll need to firmly factor in some outdoor time too at the Drenthe region Camping Ruinen to ensure you and yours get an appropriate amount of fresh air.

Which, to be fair, is a walk in the park around as well. For this family-friendly place has top-notch facilities and activities for all age groups out of doors as well as in, all on a roomy, green and laidback site with spacious pitches set scenically under trees.

Indoor antics first... as the kids will no doubt whoop when they clap eyes on the waterpark: they have their own paddling pool area here, with a teeny slide for teeny types. The main pool has a waterslide for bigger (and braver) types, as well as a Jacuzzi corner for serene steaming while the smalls splash about.

Once everyone's dried off, take the crew to the petting farm to meet, coo over and probably talk to the Ruinen animals, then make your way to the indoor playground for miniature golf, trampolines, table tennis and karting. Time then for refuelling indoors at the restaurant if the kids are able to sit still after all that excitement; if not, let them loose outside while you sip a rejuvenating drink or two.

There's stacks of space outdoors too for kicking a ball about or pedalling around using bikes hired from the team – and if the kids are so inclined you can bamboozle them/ calm them down by challenging them to outdoor giant chess. Then, finally, get out and about in the region: on the hiking and cycling paths of Dwingelderveld National Park, or to famed Netherlands attractions such as Emmen's zoo.

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Party: 2 adults


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Excellent site with a friendly, family feel, in a woodland setting. 04/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan H. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly welcome by staff who spoke fluent English. Relaxing, family atmosphere on site. Units arranged in small groups amongst the trees. Excellent facilities including restaurant and heated indoor swimming pool. Free wifi.


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Camping en omgeving 16/07/2017

Reviewer's country: Netherlands Jan W. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch (comfort)
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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Play area

Take away


TV room



Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Water hook-up points for tourers


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby


Large (51-200 pitches)


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  • Oude Benderse Weg 11 Ruinen, Drenthe, The Netherlands, 7963PX
  • Timezone Europe/Amsterdam CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.7750°N 6.3694°E


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Dwingelderveld National Park, the biggest wetland heathland in western Europe, is an easy kilometre from the site. Hiking, cycling and mountain biking are all popular picks here, as are astronomy and stargazing: drop into the Planetron astronomy centre 20 minutes' drive away for telescopey tales.

For Drenthe towns and villages, Ruinen is a few kilometres away via car, foot or bike; Dwingeloo, home of the Dwingeloo Radio Observatory and its famed telescope, is within 20 minutes, and the waterways and pretty thatched cottages of Giethoorn are just over half an hour's drive.

Wildlands, the adventure and safari theme park at Emmen, is 35 minutes from the site.


Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.

Reception is unmanned after 6pm. Please call the site using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are arriving after this time. The team will then provide you with the relevant information about your unit/pitch.

Camping Ruinen cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to and is non-refundable.


A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Camping Ruinen will debit the balance from your card 8 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 8 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.


Local eco/city tax of €1.10 per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Local eco/city tax of €1.10 per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.